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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - International Codes - RO Code - Code for Recognized Organizations Resolution MSC.349(92) and Resolution MEPC.237(65) - Preamble


  The Code for Recognized Organizations (RO Code) was adopted by the Organization by resolutions MSC.349(92) and MEPC.237(65).

 This Code:

  • .1 provides flag States with a standard that will assist in achieving harmonized and consistent global implementation of requirements established by the instrument of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the assessment and authorization of recognized organizations (ROs);

  • .2 provides flag States with harmonized, transparent and independent mechanisms, which can assist in the consistent oversight of ROs in an efficient and effective manner; and

  • .3 clarifies the responsibilities of organizations authorized as ROs for a flag State and overall scope of authorization.

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